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  • Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vogel.

    SPALOWSKY, Joachim Johann Nepomuk Anton.
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    Luxurious copy with original watercolours. Unique copy of one of the rarest works of zoological book illustration, from the library of the banker, ...

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  • Album of watercolours of flowers, fruit and silkworms.

    [CHINESE SCHOOL].
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    From the collection of the 5th Duke of Marlborough. A sumptuous collection of mounted watercolours depicting Chinese silkworm cultivation, birds (i...

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  • Rosa parvi-flora.

    REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph.
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    A gift from King Charles X to the Duchesse de Berry. a beautiful example of the work of 'the Raphael of flowers', the most celebrated botanical art...

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  • Iconographie du genre camellia

    BERLÈSE Abbé Lorenzo.
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    An exquisitely bound copy of Berlèse's monograph on the camellia with superb coloured engravings, from the celebrated Fairhaven Library.Abbé Loren...

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  • [Original Artwork & Manuscript Notes].

    FORSHAW, Joseph M.; KNIGHT, Frank (illustrator).
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    The original artwork and manuscript notes from the 2006 edition of Joseph Forshaw's Parrots of the World, comprising 123 watercolours by the ornit...

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  • Plantae Selectae

    TREW, Christoph Jakob.
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    One of the greatest 18th-century botanical books. One of the greatest eighteenth-century botanical books, with 100 fine hand-coloured plates after ...

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  • Zoologia Britannica

    PENNANT, Thomas.
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    The first coloured illustrations of birds in a book which attempted to list and portray all of the British species, many of them life-size. The bi...

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  • The Universal Conchologist,

    MARTYN, Thomas.
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    An exceptionally fine copy. The 'South Seas' issue of Thomas Martyn's (d.1811) richly illustrated The Universal Conchologist, comprising 80 hand-co...

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  • Papillons Exotiques

    CRAMER, Pieter; STOLL, Caspar.
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    Important history of entomology. This important history of entomology, abundantly described and beautifully illustrated, is the first book on exoti...

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  • Nine original watercolours of parrots.

    SCHOUTEN, Peter.
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    Fine original watercolours by Peter Schouten for Tim Flannery's A Gap in Nature - Discovering the World's Extinct Animals, Melbourne, 2001. The 9...

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  • [Set of Nineteenth-Century Scientific and Mathematical Treatises]:

    AVOGADRO, Amadeo; BELLANI, Angelo [et al]; CAUCHY, Augustin-Louis; LEGENDRE, Adrien Marie; MONGE, Gaspard; PRONY, Gaspard de.
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    An attractive set of nineteenth-century scientific and mathematical treatises, bound to match.I) First edition of Avogadro's magnum opus, containi...

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  • Group of Eight Amaryllis

    REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph.
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    The highest peak of Redoute's artistic and botanical achievement... Among the most important monuments of botanical illustration ever to be publis...

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  • A monograph of the pittidae, or, family of ant thrushes.

    ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud.
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    Beautiful plates of exotic ornithology. The preferred second edition of Elliot's work on the pittidae, with new text and twenty plates by Hart not ...

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